Saturday, June 03, 2006

For a light heart lives long

Let me take note here of Nimble Spirit: The Literary Spirituality Review presided over by Michael Wilt, director of Cowley Publications, the publishing house of the Society of Saint John the Evangelist in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cowley was kind enough to bring Soul of the Night and Honey From Stone back into print in a handsome matched set. Early next year they will reprint my novel In the Falcon's Claw and also the first American edition of Valentine.

Michael's site has an associated blog called "In Good Company." The title refers to a T-shirt he bought several years ago. "Heretic," it proclaims, "In Good Company," and then goes on to list many heretics, celebrated and obscure, past and present: Joan of Arc, Meister Eckhart, Copernicus, Galileo, Ivone Gebara, Hans Kung, Teilhard de Chardin, and so on. Michael is himself a bit of a heretic, in the best sense of the word. He celebrates spirit wherever he finds it. Thanks, Michael.